Sunday, June 17, 2007

He's called Papa!

I have to tell you about the man in my house. I call him Honey, Sweetheart, RJ, Buster, etc but he's also known as Daddy and Papa! As a Daddy he did numerous things for our kids but I won't bore you with those details - I want to tell you what he did last night for our 10 year old grandson, Seth. You need to know that he and Seth have a true bond that was established the day Seth was born - it's a mutual admiration. LOL


And now my story! Papa loves to bowl and Seth enjoys bowling with Papa. For Seth's 10th birthday we decided that we'd give Seth a bowling ball and bag and then he and Papa could join a summer league together. I can't begin to tell you how excited Seth has been and full of anticipation (his birthday was in Feb, so he's been waiting patiently). They started bowling on an adult/child league a couple of weeks ago and last week the team had to decide on a name and they settled on "The Fantastic Artichokes" - LOL! Now, they must have team shirts - so Papa spent a few days designing something for the back and front of the shirts. Yesterday we shopped for shirts and purchased four green shirts and iron-on stuff. Papa spent yesterday evening perfecting the design (had to have the right colors) and then printed the designs on the "stuff", cut them out and pressed the design on the back of all four shirts. Then he reduced the design and added their names so they could have the design on the front of the shirt, as well.

You should know that no one has seen the design or shirts so Papa is super excited today about bowling tonight with Seth and the other two team members!

When I praised him for what he did as a father he'd always respond "I'm just being a dad". And now when I praise him for what he does as a grandfather he always responds "I'm just being a Papa".

Sweetheart, thank you for being a terrific "Daddy" and "Papa" but a huge thank you for being such a great husband, too. Happy Father's Day - thanks for being YOU!

10 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

Great story and SUCH a silly name!

Nadine said...

Oh, Darlene ! This is such a cute story ! Can you imagine Seth's souvenirs when he will be an adult ? These special things we are doing for our kids, and grandkids, are a "treasures mall" we give them for ever !

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, RON !

Hugs & smiles to you both!

NADINE

(and congratulations to Seth and Papa, "the Dream Team" !)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Thanks for sharing that wonderful story with us all and good luck to Papa and Seth with their bowling!

Leigh said...

That's a lovely post Darlene. Sounds like you've got a real treasure!

Jeanne said...

He sure sounds like a keeper. Thanks for sharing a great story.

Linda said...

What a neat story! What a neat Daddy/Papa! I love the name and the shirts. Fun!

Wendy said...

What a fun story to share. Love the name of their team and they will have a fantastic bond when bowling together.

Carole said...

Oh, how cute and funny too! Ilike the name! It's great that you live close to grandchildren. Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

They are going to be making some fanstatic memories *s*

sara said...

I love these shirts!! Hoe creative!! My best friend Ben (CrispySoft) bowls too, and he has so many great leauge stories. I didn' tknow you could do a child / adult team! How awesome!!

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